Konner Evan Klommhaus, son of Kory and Deborah (Faris) Klommhaus, was born March 25, 1996 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Konner entered into God’s gates on September 24, 2011.
Konner was a playful boy who grew into a mature and caring young man. He loved spending his summer days with Papa Lyle on the farm and in the fields. Konner was proud of his responsibilities getting up early every morning to do chores for Lyle and all the other neighborhood farming friends. He made sure he tested Kylee at all possible moments, but the ornery little smile always said he did it with love. Konner loved teasing his nieces, Alaina and Taylor, and they respectfully returned the tease with a nickname, ‘Hairy Armpits.’
He was loved for his witty humor, pester and playfulness. Konner was a sophomore at Mount Ayr Community high school. He was a member of Future Farmers of America, T.S.A. and Junior Farmers 4-H and loved washing his sister’s calves for her. They’ve all seen Konner bring a room to their knees with his Phil Yoder impersonations, which were done in love.
Survivors include his parents, Debbie Klommhaus and Kory Klommhaus of Mount Ayr, Iowa; sister, Kylee Kay Klommhaus; brother, Gavyn Dean Klommhaus; grandparents, Lyle (Betty) Faris and Kay Faris, all of Mount Ayr, Iowa, Jewel (Ron) Baseley of Creston, Iowa and Gene Klommhaus of Ellston, Iowa; great-grandmother, Carol Blanken of Creston, Iowa; aunt, Dianna (Jeff) Taylor and cousin, Alaina Brincks; aunt, Deanna Pennings and cousin, Taylor Pennings; uncle, Kevin (Shellie) Klommhaus and cousins, Kaitlyn, Kasydi and Kade Klommhaus, and uncle, Kelly (Christy) Klommhaus and cousins, Keirston, Keelan, Kolben and Kacee Klommhaus.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Wilbur and Eva Faris, Rupert Johnston, DonNell (Russell) Boyd, Bud Blanken and Clarence and Viola Klommhaus.
A memorial fund has been established in the name of Konner Klommhaus. Arrangements were entrusted to Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr.
Services were held at the Mount Ayr Community high school in Mount Ayr on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, with Rev. Chris Conklin and Pastor Barton Shields officiating. Memories were read by Jeff Taylor. Musical selections included ‘When I Get Where I’m Going,’ ‘One More Day,’ ‘Ships Of Heaven’ and ‘God Speed.’
Casket bearers were Brennon Shields, Brett Shields, Kegan Bishop, Phil Yoder, Lee Martin and Tommie Overholser.
Honorary pallbearers included the Class of 2014, the Class of 2012, Joe Ricker, Lincoln Martin, Zane Sickels, Jacob Still, Dan and Christie Barber, Jeff and Amy Sickels and Grandma Linda and Grandpa Jack DeFreece.
Konner was laid at rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.